PENETRATION OF MOISTURE INTO SHALE

Many shales deteriorate very rapidly upon exposure due to the adverse effects of moisture. The breadkown of shale shale from a rock to a soil, called slaking, can take several forms. The amount, rate, and type of moisture penetration are factors which influence the durability characteristics of shales. Data from laboratory studies on moisture penetration correlate with the in situ behavior of shales in coal mines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Symposium held on April 2-4 1975 at Moscow, Idaho, was jointly sponsored by Idaho Transportation Department University of Idaho, Moscow; Idaho State University Pocatello; and Boise State University.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Idaho Department of Highways

    P.O Box 7129
    Boise, ID  United States  83707
  • Authors:
    • Aughenbaugh, N B
    • Skudrzyk, F J
    • Bruzewski, R F
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00127654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM